Highland ISD students selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy

Grayson, Maura and Crae Chapman, children of Stewart and Jaci Chapman, all students at Highland Junior High School in the Highland Independent School District have been selected to travel to the Houston/Galveston area as participants in Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 22-27, 2014. The students' selection for the Academy was based on their outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, successful completion of a precious Lone Start Leadership Academy program, and their involvement in school and community activities. Education in Action, dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities, hosts the Lone Start Leadership Academy.Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the states, Grayson, Maura and Crae will develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. They will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit historically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites including NASA's Johnson Space Center, Moody Gardens, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, Battleship Texas, the Port of Houston, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, the Health Museum, the Weather Museum, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Additional activities will include a boat ride on Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, an overnight stay at the George Observatory, dinner on Kemah boardwalk, and a farewell program.The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding 4th-8th graders to learn about the Spirit of Texas. Participants discuss what they learn, complete problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercise creativity, and practice presentation skills in Leadership Groups. In addition, participants have fun meeting other outstanding students and making new friends while adding to their resume of academic achievements, developing leadership skills, and bringing home a wealth of information to supplement what they are learning in school.The Lone Star Leadership Academy calls for participants to become active citizens and leaders in their communities. Participants in the Lone Star Leadership Academy - Houston/Galveston program must be in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate academic and leadership ability, receive an educator nomination, and be involved in community or school activities. Education in Action also offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy - Dallas/Fort Worth program for outstanding 4th-6th graders and the Austin/San Antonio program for outstanding 5th-7th graders. Students involved in student government and service organizations are especially good candidates for Lone Star Leadership Academy programs. Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding 4th-8th grade students online at www.educationinaction.org. Facilitator to student ration is 1 to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information about Education in Action of the Lone Star Leadership Academy - Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston programs, call 817-562-4957 or visit www.educationinaction.org.